User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.59/10

Total of 17 user reviews spread across 17 releases

  1. 10
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  2. 9
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  3. 8
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  4. 7
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  5. 6
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  6. 5
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  7. 4
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  • User Rating 9
    Not all that shadowy or complex, but this doesn't detract from the game that much.

    Shadow Complex

    Rated on September 21, 2009 by Lord_Alan

    Not all that shadowy or complex, but this doesn't detract from the game that much.

    Someone needs to fire the architect behind the Shadow Complex. There are unsecured man-sized air vents everywhere, purple security doors easily disabled by a purple foam gun and electric death rays th...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Street fighting, man.

    Street Fighter IV

    Rated on February 28, 2009 by Lord_Alan

    Street fighting, man.

    There is an intrinsic quality of Street Fighter that accounts for its continuing popularity: beating the crap out of people is fun (in a game!), doubly so if it's your boastful friend who needs taken ...

    5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Blast from the past.

    Chrono Trigger

    Rated on February 08, 2009 by Lord_Alan

    Blast from the past.

    Once upon a time, there was a game developer called Square Enix. After several years of inventing and refining the concept of the role-playing game with their Final Fantasy series, they produced the c...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    The Fresh Prince of Persia: In West Arabia born and raised, on the platforms was where I spent most of my days

    Prince of Persia

    Rated on January 19, 2009 by Lord_Alan

    The Fresh Prince of Persia: In West Arabia born and raised, on the platforms was where I spent most of my days

    The current vogue among game developers is to resurrect old franchises with a shiny lick of high-definition paint. Some are successful like Tomb Raider and Fallout, while the less said about Turok the...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Time for something different.

    Braid

    Rated on January 10, 2009 by Lord_Alan

    Time for something different.

    Time. It is fleeting, it heals all wounds, it is either on your side or against you. Whatever the case we are a people obsessed with something we don't even fully understand, a fact immediately appare...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4
    There's no life in this old hog.

    Sonic Unleashed

    Rated on November 30, 2008 by Lord_Alan

    There's no life in this old hog.

    Dear Sonic, We've been together for a long time now, but lately I feel like you've changed and you're no longer the same hedgehog I fell in love with all those years ago. We've been together throug...

    8 out of 21 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Holding out for a hero.

    Fable II

    Rated on November 02, 2008 by Lord_Alan

    Holding out for a hero.

    Do you remember when games were easy to play? I had lots of fun playing Sonic with my Dad when I was five. Nowadays if I handed him a copy of Oblivion it would be like giving him a neuroanatomy textbo...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    The best editing tools you've ever seen with mediocre implementation, but the Space stage alone is fantastic.

    Spore

    Rated on September 21, 2008 by Lord_Alan

    The best editing tools you've ever seen with mediocre implementation, but the Space stage alone is fantastic.

    Drop the words 'evolution' or 'creationism' into a conversation and depending on the audience, there's a good chance that sparks and Bibles may fly. For a game that allegedly showcases evolution in al...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Swan song for Snake? Metal Gear Solid 4 is convoluted, complicated and pretentious, but still a lot of fun.

    Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (Platinum)

    Rated on September 13, 2008 by Lord_Alan

    Swan song for Snake? Metal Gear Solid 4 is convoluted, complicated and pretentious, but still a lot of fun.

    There are two kinds of man in this world: those that look good with a moustache, and those that don't. Luckily elder statesman of gaming Solid Snake has joined the ranks of Mario, Tom Selleck and… tha...

    2 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 1.5
    When I watched the movie, there were no killer giraffes or Sugar Puffs. But who am I to argue with artistic licence?

    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    Rated on September 03, 2008 by Lord_Alan

    When I watched the movie, there were no killer giraffes or Sugar Puffs. But who am I to argue with artistic licence?

    Based on the smash-hit film, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is a rip-roaring adventure that'll take Indy across the globe in search of the greatest treasure of them all- the Holy Grail! Unfortunat...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 1
    It's just like being a real ninja! Only without all the sneaking, killing and presumably the fun that would ensue

    The Ninja

    Rated on September 03, 2008 by Lord_Alan

    It's just like being a real ninja! Only without all the sneaking, killing and presumably the fun that would ensue

    The Ninja hails back from 1986, the year I was born. Back in those days, games didn't have things like polygons, bump-mapping, animation, or gameplay. In the Ninja you play the part of- well, a Ninja....

    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Forget Retro Evolved, this is Retro Perfected: dazzling, mind-blowing and more addictive than ever.

    Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2

    Rated on August 24, 2008 by Lord_Alan

    Forget Retro Evolved, this is Retro Perfected: dazzling, mind-blowing and more addictive than ever.

    It's two in the morning. You will be getting up in four hours to get ready for work. You're hunched over a controller shooting streams of bullets at nondescript, faceless enemies that somehow evoke mo...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Everything happens for a reason. In the case of Lost: Via Domus, this reason was money, but it's still a treat for fans

    Lost: Via Domus

    Rated on March 09, 2008 by Lord_Alan

    Everything happens for a reason. In the case of Lost: Via Domus, this reason was money, but it's still a treat for fans

    Lost is a divisive TV series if ever there was one. You've either been glued to your screen since the first episode, or thought it was pretentious rubbish. It's lucky that I fit neatly into the "self-...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Harder than sucking an apple through a straw, yet still compelling and with a fantastic art style

    N+

    Rated on March 02, 2008 by Lord_Alan

    Harder than sucking an apple through a straw, yet still compelling and with a fantastic art style

    Hi kids, Big Bird from Sesame Street here! This week's review is brought to you by the letter N- well, N+ actually, the latest obscure title to make it to Xbox Live Arcade. N is for ninja, our bell-bo...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    If you don't love Rez HD, then you are incapable of happiness.

    Rez HD

    Rated on February 03, 2008 by Lord_Alan

    If you don't love Rez HD, then you are incapable of happiness.

    I loved the Sega Dreamcast, but apparently no-one else did, with the console being withdrawn after only a couple of years on the market. This may explain why its 2001 swan song, Rez, went largely unno...

    3 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Solid gameplay and excellent graphics make Sonic Rush Adventure a worthy, if predictable, sequel. But where's Naganuma?

    Sonic Rush Adventure

    Rated on January 12, 2008 by Lord_Alan

    Solid gameplay and excellent graphics make Sonic Rush Adventure a worthy, if predictable, sequel. But where's Naganuma?

    Once upon a time, the only way to get a handheld Sonic fix was with the Sonic Advance series on the Game Boy. With their mediocre level design and bland gameplay, they were nowhere near as good as the...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    In spite of its flaws, Mass Effect delivers on the hype and is one of the most enjoyable games of 2007.

    Mass Effect

    Rated on January 12, 2008 by Lord_Alan

    In spite of its flaws, Mass Effect delivers on the hype and is one of the most enjoyable games of 2007.

    Two years on from its release, the Xbox 360 is really beginning to hit its stride. Big titles that were announced in 2005 are finally being released and they don't come much bigger than Mass Effect, B...

    1 out of 4 found this review helpful.